Enjoy nature's splendor along these Highways 5 and 16, between Kamloops
and Tete Jaune Cache Junction and Hwy 16 east to Jasper or west to the
coast and the Queen Charlotte Islands (Northwest
BC). On this route,
you'll follow the North Thompson River where you can stop at places such
as Barriere and
As BC's 2nd
largest ski area, Sun Peaks is known as a winter destination. With three
mountains and 3678 acres of skiable terrain, there is something for every
ski and board ability. In the summer, Sun Peaks transforms into a beautiful,
relaxing resort destination, with dozens of outdoor activities and weekend
events and festivals.
Peaks is located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. By car or bus from
Kamloops, travel north 25 km on Highway 5 to the Heffley Creek turnoff,
and then travel on the Heffley Louis Creek Road until it transitions into
the Sun Peaks Road (35 kilometres).
This pleasant town was settled at the turn of the century and is well
known as the gateway to the Wells Gray Provincial Park. Clearwater is
located between Kamloops and Tete Jaune Cache on the Yellowhead Highway
Clearwater drive east, passing through Blue River and Valemount
and onto Hwy 16 Junction. Continuing east, interesting stops include hiking
10 km (6 miles) into Rearguard Falls, then 3.5 km (2 miles) further to
Terry Fox Park where you may hike the Mount Terry Fox Trail. The western
entrance to Mount Robson Provincial Park lies 14 km (9 miles) east of
the Tete Juane Cache Junction.
Robson Provincial Park:
The highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson stands at 3954
m (12,970 feet). This stunning park offers abundant hiking opportunities
for intermediate to experienced hikers. Naturalists will enjoy the alpine
scenery and flowers
Also within the park boundaries are the headwaters of the Fraser River.
Camping and picnic facilities rated above average.
The following BC Adventure members would like to serve you:
Alpine Meadows Resort: Our luxury outdoor destination is located on Hallamore Lake in BC’s spectacular North Thompson. We feature deluxe chalets & spacious log homes. Experience adventure and serenity, in a natural setting with pure air, sparkling waters and magnificent views. more
Clearwater Valley Resort: Visit the spectacular surroundings of Wells Gray Park, its world-famous waterfalls, and scenic beauty. Relax in our motel, cabins, or KOA RV campsite -- enjoy our outdoor pool and great dining as well. Our staff will be happy to assist you in planning your a... more
Interior Whitewater Expeditions Ltd: Family rafting trips, gentle scenic float trips, wild whitewater rafting and multi-sport, multi-day adventure packages on the Clearwater River in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Over 30 years experience! more
Rocky Mountain Holidays: Rail Vacations in the Rocky Mountains & Western Canada! Rocky Mountain Holidays customize vacations that combine the romance of train travel with the magnificent scenery of Western Canada. more
See The Rockies: Travel Guide to the Canadian Rockies. Map driving routes, explore Canada's Rocky Mountain National Parks, including Banff and jasper. Book lodging at hotels, resorts, guest ranches, and lodges. Plan sightseeing tours, outdoor adventures and more! more
Tourism Valemount: Three majestic mountain ranges serve as inspiration and setting for 100’s of outdoor adventures in the community of Valemount. Get inspired - get out of your comfort zone - get to Valemount for a Rocky Mountain vacation where the mountains will move you. more